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My wife is 1 1/2 years older than I. After I retired she
My wife is 1 1/2 years older than I. After I retired she began to receive SS benefits under my name. I understood that she was to have received 1/2 what I was receiving. This wasn't so. Will you kindl… read more
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Both my wife and I are receiving our monthly SS checks. I
Second opinion] Both my wife and I are receiving our monthly SS checks. I visited with a relative and we discussed our retirement. He and his wife are older and he mentioned that his wife received one… read more
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I am 77 and my wife is 75. I am receiving more than twice
I am 77 and my wife is 75. I am receiving more than twice the income that she is. I have been told that she is entitled to an amount equal to half of my social security income. Is this correct, and if… read more
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I collect ss and my wife does also we are both 71 and have
I collect ss and my wife does also we are both 71 and have been collecting since age 62 is my wife entiled to more money we are both collecting … read more
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Both my wife and I are retired and have been taking our SS
Both my wife and I are retired and have been taking our SS my question is my ss is $1628 on my retirement income and my wife's based on her employment is $773 shouldn't she be taking my spousal in pla… read more
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My wife is a few credits short of qualifying for her own SS
My wife is a few credits short of qualifying for her own SS check. She never really had any earning to speak of and now she's 59. I'm 61. If I delay to Age 70 to start my SS, when should my wife start… read more
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My wife retired in 2003 at age 62 and began social security
My wife retired in 2003 at age 62 and began social security benefits under her account. Of course, she received a reduced amount. I reached full retirement age in June of 2010 and began my benefits wh… read more
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My wife started collecting social security at 63 based on her
My wife started collecting social security at 63 based on her own earnings. The amount came out to 700.00. I'm 62 and always paid maximum social security tax. My estimate at 66 from social security is… read more
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I am 67 and have filed and suspended my social security benefits.
I am 67 and have filed and suspended my social security benefits. Is there a limit on how much I can make that would limit my wife's ability to collect 50% of my social security benefits. I currently … read more
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My spouse is 65 and collects her own social security (since
My spouse is 65 and collects her own social security (since she turned 62).He she reaches age 66, is she eligible for 50% of my current social security benefits (I started benefits at age 66). If so, … read more
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Regarding a restricted application benefits; I'm 66 in
Regarding a restricted application for SS benefits; I'm 66 in October of this year and still working (I've been the principal income source), my wife will be 62 in May (she was mostly a stay-at-home m… read more
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I am 72 & only started taking my SS at maximum age 66. My
I am 72 & only started taking my SS at maximum age 66. My wife worked for a city in California & has a disability retirement & started claiming SS @ 62. She is now 69. Can she claim under my benifit? … read more
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I am 68 and my wife is 65. We both are eligible benefits. If
I am 68 and my wife is 65. We both are eligible for SS benefits. If I file and suspend will my wife be able to collect spousal benefits as well as her own when she reaches 66?… read more
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I receive abt 2200. per mo based on my earnings my wife
i receive abt 2200. per mo based on my earnings my wife receives abt 700. per mo based on her earnings isnt she entitled to 50% of mine then i would still get 2200 and she would get 1100 or ???… read more
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My wife and I are both retired and each are drawing their social
My wife and I are both retired and each are drawing their social security benefits from their own accounts. I am 85 and my wife is 78. At this point, can my wife change to drawing from my social secur… read more
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my wife and I are both on SS and are in our 70s (78 and 73)
my wife and I are both on SS and are in our 70s (78 and 73) I was told that on my death my wife could get one half my monthly benefits. Someone just told me she could be getting one half my amount now… read more
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My wife applied for SS spousal benefits beginning after her
My wife applied for SS spousal benefits beginning after her 66 birthday in July. She began collecting on her own SS earnings at 62. We expected she would receive 1/2 of what I would receive at age 66 … read more
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MY WIFE IS NOW 78 YEARS OF AGE-SHE APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
MY WIFE IS NOW 78 YEARS OF AGE-SHE APPLIED FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AT AGE 62 AND RECEIVES NOW ABOUT $750. AS A RESULT OF HER PAST EMPLOYMENT. I ON THE OTHER HAND DID NOT RECEIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS A… read more
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